Earlier this afternoon the Buccaneers and the Washington Football Team met for the first time since this epic showdown. Going into this game WFT had lost their last four matchups holding a 2-6 record. The Buccaneers on the other hand are coming off a Super Bowl win with a 6-2 record.
This didn’t stop Heinicke and the WFT from coming out strong against Tampa Bay.
Taylor Heinicke completed 26 of 32 passes for 256 yards and a touchdown to help Washington end a four-game losing streak with a 29-19 win over the Buccaneers. In fact, Heinicke outperformed Tom Brady while grabbing an impressive win.
This just proved that the XFL worked in its mission to showcase players that normally wouldn’t get a shot in the NFL. Since the league was forced to suspend its inaugural season due to COVID we’ve seen numerous former XFL guys move onto the NFL.
At the moment the XFL is targeting a 2023 return, and it looks like they’re really starting to get things in order. Last Monday the league released their first official statement since the conclusion of the CFL talks, announcing their first nine executive hires.